WEATHERFORD, TX — The Executive Board of the Coordinate Metrology Society, the membership association for measurement professionals, announced a name change for its Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC).
The new name of the event is the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference. The change is effective immediately. While the society retains the CMSC acronym, it has changed the ‘Systems’ component to ‘Society" to realign the conference name with the organization. The CMSC originated more than three decades ago in 1984 as industrial metrologists began to have different needs and goals from geospatial metrology users. The annual conference has provided a well respected forum for the open exchange of ideas, problem-solving, and staying on top of technology advancements through top shelf technical paper presentations and interaction with experts in the exhibition hall.
The CMS membership is comprised of 3D portable metrologists, OEMs, software systems and service companies. The organization has significantly expanded its membership offerings and benefits over the past seven years. By working closely with technology providers and users, the organization's certification committee has created and expanded a unique CMS certification program for the professional development of its global membership. The society has also teamed with UNC Charlotte to form a consortium for large-scale, Precision Manufacturing Innovation (CLPMI) supported by an AmTech grant. This group will identify and prioritize the technology needs of the aerospace, defense, energy, and other industries that manufacture large-scale, high accuracy parts and products.
"The conference name change represents the evolution of the Coordinate Metrology Society as an organization who offers not only a conference to its membership, but personal advancement and career enhancement programs and opportunities as well. Our strategic partnerships with industry leaders, the CMS Certification program, and the new AmTech CLPMI project are engaging and supporting our professional community in new and exciting ways. We are more dedicated than ever to advancing the knowledge and careers of our CMS members," states 2016 CMSC Chair Rina Molari-Korgel.
For more information, visit www.cmsc.org.